Classroom guidance lessons are used as a tier one and preventative approach to educate students on many different life skills. I will visit each classroom multiple times throughout the school year and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons. Lessons typically last 30 minutes in length and cover topics such as emotional literacy, self regulation, size of problems, bullying/being an upstander, body rights, growth mindset, conflict resolution, empathy, and more. Classroom lessons are based on staff and student feedback and are changed yearly to meet the needs of the building.
The Zones of Regulation are used in every classroom to help students identify and understand their feelings. After they identify their uncomfortable feelings they implement strategies to get regulate their bodies.